Burnley vs Stoke City 05/16/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Stoke City vs Burnley
Saturday 16th May 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Burnley 8/5 Draw 23/10 Stoke City 9/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports; Sky Sports
With Burnley already relegated this game will serve as a send off for the Clarets fans and Burnley will be desperate to leave the league with one last home win. Burnley are likely to lose a large percentage of their best players to Premier league clubs with Danny Ings and Sam Vokes too of the favourties to find new homes in the summer. Burnley's manager has been relatively straight with both the press and the fans all season and both he and the club ownership know that investment will be needed to bounce back but that it is not an impossible feat.
Stoke manager Mark hughes has done a remarkable job with a side that invested in youth and then got unlucky when their big money signing Bojan damaged a knee. Walters, Arnautovich and Diouf have been excellent all season and Stoke in general have been very good and tough to beat. Charlie Adam has come to life in recent weeks and with Nzonzi and Stephen Ireland also impressive in recent weeks. The Potters have had a good if not particularly spectacular season but will finish in the top half no matter what happens in the last two games of the season.
While I think that if this game mattered more I would have a hard time siding against Stoke given Burnley's struggles this season, but given that this is the last game of the season at Turf Moor and the last Premier League for Burnley for at least another year I am going to side with Burnley as I think they finish the season with a win for their home fans.